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Binay Tamang vows to revive shut tea gardens

first_imgDarjeeling: Binay Tamang, former chairman of the Gokhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and candidate for the forthcoming Assembly by-election from the Darjeeling constituency, has assured tobring relief to the tea garden workers by resolving various issues ailing the tea gardens in the Hills. “Out of the 87 tea gardens in the Hills around five are closed. With the relentless efforts of the Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union and the intervention of the GTA we managed to reopen the Risheehat Tea Estate that had been closed for 13 days. The Kanchen View Tea Estate will also open from April 29,” said Tamang, who is at present on the campaign trail. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIncidentally, a cease-work strike has been declared by the management at the Kanchen View Tea Estate located in Darjeeling town. Tamang further stated that after the Model Code of Conduct is lifted a Sri Lankan Tea Company will visit the closed gardens. The company has shown interest to run these closed gardens. “If things work out the no objection certificate will be provided to them to run the gardens. If it does not, we can have workers cooperatives to run these closed gardens. The matter has already been discussed with the state government. Things look very positive,” Tamang said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayRegarding special relief for the tea garden workers who had not received wages during the 105-day bandh in 2017 in the Darjeeling Hills in the grip of political strife, Tamang stated that that a proposal had been given and the Bengal Government’s response is positive. “During the bandh, workers had missed out on wages for 73 days. A report had been prepared and sent to the state government. Altogether Rs. 108 crore is required to pay all the workers for the bandh period. Even if not the full 73 days, we want the government and the GTA to disburse a special relief for at least 50 to 60 days. It will be a big help for the workers and their families. The state is very positive about it,” Tamang said.last_img read more

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Spanish Police to Target Arabs as part of new Antiterror Measures

Rabat – As part of new anti-terror measures following the terrorist attacks in France last week, the Spanish Police was instructed to pay special attention to people of Arab origin who are carrying large sums of money or cameras outside of tourist areas.According to Spanish daily 20minutos, the Spanish National Police has sent a series of recommendations to police officers to check passports of “Arab-looking” people to ascertain whether they have been to “hot” countries such as Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.The officers have also been instructed to pay special attention to Arabs carrying more than €1,000 due to fears they could be acting as couriers. Arabs strolling around in Spanish cities using video cameras away from tourist areas could also be stopped and checked by the Spanish Police.“The police will pay attention to people of Arab origins who are doing video recordings in non-tourist places, especially near critical infrastructure such as ports, airports, railway transportation, electrical and nuclear power plants and commercial areas,” according to the Spanish newspaper.In addition, the new measures require officers to carry out identity checks on Arabs in vehicles working with laptops.The Spanish Police have also been told to pay special attention to Algerian nationals.The series of recommendations have been issued to two police headquarters in Andalusia, but will soon be operational in other areas with significant Muslim and Arab populations, including Catalonia, Madrid, Valencia, Ceuta and Melilla.Police officers have also been told to avoid any kind of racist or xenophobic comments when approaching Arabs. read more

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Strong market means little uptake yet in govt softwood aid minister says

OTTAWA — Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr says forest producers in Canada have so far been largely unharmed by the duties the United States imposed on Canadian softwood imports earlier this year.Carr said the consensus at a meeting of federal and provincial forestry ministers Friday was the financial hurt thus far is “not significant.”Canadian producers have paid an estimated $500 million in countervailing and antidumping duties since the end of April but those costs are offset by historically high market prices for wood coupled with a low Canadian dollar and ever-increasing demand.In fact, the main people feeling the pinch are American consumers who are paying up to 20 per cent more for housing materials thanks to the duties.Initially it was felt big Canadian companies would be able to withstand the hit but smaller producers would be forced to lay people off or even close up entirely.That isn’t happening thus far, said Carr, saying the best evidence of that is the fact that uptake on federal loans and loan guarantees to help producers weather the duties has been limited — only about $30 million has been disbursed out of $605 million made available.“We have reached out, literally thousands of letters have gone out from the (Export Development Corp.) to the industry,” said Carr. “There is a lot of interest in understanding what might be available, but to this point there has been, I would say, not a significant number of transactions because there hasn’t been significant demand.”In all, Carr announced $867 million in softwood aid in June including funds to help workers share jobs to prevent layoffs or transition to new positions. An official with Employment and Social Development Canada said Friday it had received only two applications for funds for job sharing.Information is not available for any of the other programs being offered.Carr wouldn’t speculate on whether the fact Canadian producers aren’t suffering much at this point will have any impact on the ongoing negotiations to get a settlement agreement with the Americans. The last agreement expired in 2015, and after a year’s grace period the U.S. Lumber Coalition once again applied for penalties against Canada, accusing it of subsidizing its industry.Canada rejects the claim and intends to fight it in front of international trade bodies but is also working to reach a new negotiated settlement. A deal was close to being signed in the summer but the coalition rejected it over elements related to the quota for Canadian wood.Susan Yurkovich, president of the Council of Forest Industries, told The Canadian Press Friday she thinks there might be pressure mounting on the coalition to accept a deal.First, it is being noted, including by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, that demand for softwood will skyrocket thanks to the two massive hurricanes which hit Texas and Florida in the last month, wood that will cost more as long as the duties are in place.Yurkovich also said at a meeting of the U.S. International Trade Commission this week, U.S. producers were being forced to acknowledge they are making more money than ever, and it may be difficult — though not impossible — for the commission to make a final finding of injury if the industry is clearly not hurting.She said if the commission doesn’t find any evidence of harm there will be no duties and that would be worse for the coalition than accepting a softwood deal with Canada, because it would mean no quotas or tariffs at all on Canadian imports.-follow @mrabson on Twitter. read more

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UN rights officials tell Security Council international police are required in Sudan

High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and the Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Juan Méndez briefed the Council on their mission last week to Darfur, where they found the population of more than 1.45 million IDPs are living in “prisons without walls.”After the briefing, Mrs. Arbour and Mr. Méndez told reporters that the only way to overcome the IDPs’ lack of trust that the police will protect them – especially if they venture out of the camps for wood and food or try to return home – is to include international police officers.”I think a mere increase in their number [the Sudanese police] is unlikely to restore the lack of faith and actually overcome the sense of insecurity and fear that is prevalent in IDP camps,” Mrs. Arbour said.”In some camps, the number of police officers is clearly insufficient: say five police officers just outside a camp of 50,000 IDPs. But it’s pretty clear that even when the Sudanese police presence has been considerably increased, it still has virtually no interaction with the camp community and people have no confidence [in them].”The number of IDPs in Darfur has been swelling since last year, when Janjaweed militias began attacking villagers after two rebel groups took up arms against the Sudanese Government. More than 200,000 refugees have also fled to neighbouring Chad.Mrs. Arbour and Mr. Méndez called for an expansion of the size and mandate of the force of African Union (AU) ceasefire monitors, saying they have shown an impressive dedication to their work given their limited resources and numbers.Mrs. Arbour indicated there were reports that whenever an international delegation toured IDP camps, security forces would later enter the camps and try to question anyone who spoke to the foreign visitors.But the IDPs “expressed their faith and total dependence on the international community for protection – this is where they think their security lies.”She said the UN would not support the Government’s policy of encouraging IDPs to return to their home villages until they felt assured the process would be both safe and voluntary.”People can barely step outside the perimeter of their camps to collect firewood without a very realistic fear of being attacked…and raped on many occasions.”While emphasizing it was not his task to determine whether genocide has occurred in Darfur, Mr. Méndez said the international community must be vigilant in the weeks and months ahead.”In my mind the vulnerability of certain ethnic groups in Darfur is such, and the instability of the situation generally, that we have not turned the corner on preventing genocide from happening in the future or even in the near future,” he said.The UN is in the process of setting up a commission of inquiry to consider whether genocide has happened after the Security Council called for such a commission in its most recent resolution on Darfur.Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail was scheduled to address the 15-member Council this afternoon on the Darfur crisis. read more

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Parents complain about tablet ban as they worry about how to occupy

first_img@nytimes god help all those parents with young children and their plane-mates too. #ipad is saving grace traveling with kids. https://t.co/NRp9gIDlst— Katie (@greenkate) March 21, 2017 Matt cartoon Parents have taken to social media to complain about how difficult it will be to occupy their children on flights after it was announced laptops, tablets and other large electronics will be banned in the cabin on flights from countries in the Middle East and North Africa.Giving a child a tablet is usually a sure-fire way to stop them from complaining or getting restless, but now parents will have to find other ways to occupy them on flights from those countries due to a new al-Qaeda terrorist threat.More than two million passengers a year flying on airlines including British Airways, Thomson, Thomas Cook and Easyjet will be prevented from taking devices larger than a mobile phone into the cabin.One social media user wrote: “Making kids sit through a 14 hour flight with no screens to distract is a form of terrorism.” They shld put Trump in a plane full of kids without ipads kindle laptops etc for 12 hrs let’s see what he’s gonna do pic.twitter.com/fipN4oyHqQ— Abi ® (@AbiBb9) March 21, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Making kids sit through a 14 hour flight with no screens to distract is a form of terrorism.— Emily of the State (@EmilyGorcenski) March 21, 2017 @KamahlAJE that’s a bit of an understatement… all those kids on the plane without iPads! pic.twitter.com/8yt8icB1gd— Hamad Al-Amari (@hamadalamari) March 21, 2017 The Government introduced the ban after a similar move by the US, where officials revealed “evaluated intelligence” showed that terrorists are “aggressively pursuing innovative measures” to carry out attacks with devices such as laptop bombs. In case the flight over with a child with autism wasn’t difficult enough, now the US has taken away our use of his tablet on the flight back— Jessi Frenzel (@jessifrenzel) March 21, 2017 what if tablets are the only thing that shut their kids up on a plane? Asking for a friend https://t.co/EM36cJe5u9— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) March 21, 2017 Theresa May’s official spokesman admitted that the restrictions will cause “disruption”, but said that they are necessary for the safety of passengers.The spokesman said: “Safety of the travelling public is our highest priority. That is why we keep aviation security under constant review and put in place measures that are necessary, effective and proportionate.“Over the last few weeks, the PM has chaired a number of meetings on aviation security, most recently this morning, where it was agreed new measures will be introduced.”last_img read more

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Families put at risk because NHS is refusing to test for deadly

first_imgFor the report contacted 531 women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer between February and April this year. More than 1,000 members of the public were also interviewed about their knowledge of ovarian cancer and BRCA. NHS England said it did not carry out any evaluation of the implementation of commissioning policy. “Sadly many women aren’t even aware the test exists, so if their doctor does not send them, they won’t even know it’s available.“It’s not just the cost to women with cancer, but also their families. Most women are only picked up in the later stages of ovarian cancer, and many women are diagnosed in A&E because the symptoms are so vague, so anything that can help pick up the disease early is beneficial.“Lack of screening is not just a small, minor thing. Missing out on it could be fatal.”Some NHS trusts including those in Newcastle, Manchester and Lancashire are also limiting testing to under 60s even though all under 70s should be offered screening.Around 15 per cent of cases of ovarian cancer are linked to BRCA gene mutations. In the general population up to one in 400 carry a mutation, but most have no idea they are at higher risk of cancer.People with Dutch, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish and Swedish origin  have a much greater risk, as do Ashkenazi jews. People with the genetic variant have a 50 per cent chance of passing it onto their children. The survey showed that 29 per cent of women were not offered a gene test at all, which means more than 2,000 women and their families are being put at risk each year. Some NHS trusts were stopping women over 60 having the test.Women claimed GPs were often dismissive when they asked for BRCA testing even though they had a family history of ovarian or breast cancer. Of the women who went private after being denied testing on the NHS, 100 per cent were found to have a mutation.Katherine Taylor, Chief Executive of Ovarian Cancer Action said BRCA testing is ‘one of the strongest weapons’ against ovarian cancer but said NHS trusts were still restricting screening, which could be devastating for families who found out about their risk too late.“There are still many eligible women not being offered a BRCA test when they are diagnosed with ovarian cancer,” she said. “Individuals with significant family history are also struggling to be referred for testing.“The NHS is still missing the opportunity to use BRCA testing as an effective cancer prevention strategy, and women are dying as a result. No one eligible should slip through the net or be denied testing.” The gene mutation also raises the risk for menCredit:Phanie / Alamy Stock Photo Rosie Lapsley, 67, a retired pharmacist from Baldock, Hertfordshire and her family are an example of how missed screening can ruin lives. Her mother died of breast cancer in 1960 and a maternal aunt of ovarian cancer some years later. Rosie Lapsley and her daughter Louise Wright  Women and their families are being put at risk from cancer and denied lifesaving treatment because NHS trusts are refusing to test for the ‘Jolie Gene’, a new report shows.Since 2015, trusts were supposed to screen all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer for BRCA gene mutations, which were highlighted when the actress Angelina Jolie revealed she carried the variant, leading her to opt for a precautionary mastectomy and hysterectomy.But a report by Ovarian Cancer Action found nearly one in three women are not offered the test, which means they are not eligible for the most effective medication, PARP inhibitors.It also means their family members are being left in the dark about their own risk.Up to 60 per cent of women who carry a BRCA1 mutation will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime, compared to just two per cent of the general population, and up to 90 per cent will develop breast cancer. Jolie’s own mother died of ovarian cancer aged just 56. But despite a clear family link, neither she nor her family were tested for BRCA until last year.“In January 2016 my younger sister was diagnosed with Stage 3-4 fallopian tube cancer was advised to have genetic testing,” she said. “This confirmed she had a BRCA1 mutation and so we as her siblings were offered testing.“I was tested in July 2016 and was also found to have the mutation. By this time my other sister had also been found to have fallopian tube cancer. In October 2016 the histology of my ovaries showed I had stage 1c aggressive ovarian cancer. Thankfully although my treatment was not pleasant I have recovered well.“Sadly this was not the end of the story. My children were offered genetic testing Thankfully my son, who has two young daughters did not have the mutation, but my daughter did. An MRI revealed a small but aggressive breast cancer. The treatment nearly cost her her life.”The risk is not limited to women. Men who carry the BRCA2 mutation have double the risk of developing prostate cancer. However the report showed that eight in 10 men had never heard of a BRCA gene even though they could easily pass it on to their children. If women know they have the mutation they can take preventative measures, as Jolie did, or have regular health checks.Marie-Claire Platt, Head of operations and campaigns at Ovarian Cancer Action said: “It’s very disappointing and concerning that despite guidelines women are still not being offered genetic testing. Rosie Lapsley and her daughter Louise Wright  The gene mutation also raises the risk for men Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Barcelona stopped by Ciudad Championstitle delayed

← Previous Story Women’s EHF EURO 2012 Qualification Draw Next Story → Milestone for Jurack, 300 games for the national team! Barcelona has finally suffered the first league defeat in ASOBAL league. They have been defeated away at Ciudad Real with 30-27, with outstanding performance from Sterbik and Hombrados for the home side. The game started quite equal, with the first notable advantage for the home team 12-9, and up to the maximum 22-17. In the end they had to satisfy themself with 3 goals victory, with Kiril Lazarov and Alberto Entrerios also showing good performance for the home team.This means that the promotion of Barcelona as champions will be delayed, and also marks a continuation of a very good run of Ciudad at their home Quijote arena, the last defeat to occur exactly at the hands of Barcelona in 2004. read more

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Explainer The key motions to keep an eye on at the 2013

first_imgTHE LIST OF motions to be debated at this year’s GAA Congress have been released.Delegates at the Congress, which takes place in Derry on March 22nd and 23rd, will deal with a wide range of issues.There are 73 motions in all on the agenda with some of them particularly eye-catching.Using the score detection system Hawkeye, making GAA stadia available for the Rugby World Cup and the introduction of the mark are some of the proposals that are on the table.Here we examine the key and interesting motions to keep an eye on. Motion 66 – Waterford club Clashmore-Kinsalebeg want players not to be deemed ineligible for championship action in  a club grade if they feature as a substitute in one group game of a championship in a higher grade which is organised on a league basis.Motion 68 – Wicklow club Bray Emmett’s want senior inter-county players to be unavailable for club championship games for a maximum of 20 days before All-Ireland finals and a maximum of 7 days for all other championship games at senior level and all championship games at minor and U21 level.Motions 69 and 70 – Wexford’s St Anne’s are seeking to ensure that All-Ireland football champions are not allowed feature in round 1 of the qualifier series for the following three years if they fail to reach the provincial semi-final stages in any of those seasons. The same scenario will apply to the All-Ireland champions in phase 1 of the hurling qualifier series. Essentially it seeks to remove the second chance available for All-Ireland champions that bow out of their provincial championships at an early stage.Motion 71 – Cork clubs Nemo Rangers and St Nicholas both want the scheduling of the All-Ireland finals to be changed with the football decider to be fixed for the second Sunday in September with the hurling final played two weeks previous. It is hoped this change will alleviate fixture congestion at club level.Chatting with Kilkenny: Dubs star on the AFL, hurling and his love of GAAHoran makes five changes for Mayo’s clash with the Dubs Motion 24 – Ladies football is already well accustomed to the use of a hooter being used to signal the end of a game. Could the men’s equivalent be about to follow suit? This motion looks to introduce a public time clock in Croke Park and all grounds used for provincial and All-Ireland championship games. The clock will be stopped during the game for certain stoppages in play.Motion 25 – Adult club football games could become 70 minute affairs (as opposed to the current duration of 60 minutes) like adult inter-county games.Motion 26 – Match bans have been introduced at inter-county senior level and if this motion is passed, it would see suspensions carry over to the following year if that is when the teams next game occurs.Motion 27 – Sponsors emblazoned on jerseys are now a common sight and this motion could pave the way for additional branding on other areas of inter-county jerseys to be permitted.Motion 49 – Fed up with counties delaying the announcement of teams on the week of championship games? In future teams are to be provided to the Director-General for issue to the media by 12 noon four days prior to the game. Counties that fail to do will be fined €500 but it’s a moot point as to whether the passing of this motion would halt the practice of dummy teams being named.Motion 52 – The long-awaited debut of Hawkeye in the GAA could be imminent. Delegates will vote to rubberstamp the introduction of the score detection system but it will only be in operation in Croke Park.Motion 54 – This motion proposes that the Anti-Sectarian/Anti-Racist rule will now read as follows:“The Association is Anti-Sectarian and Anti-Racist and committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity at all levels. Any conduct by deed, word or gesture of sectarian or racist nature or which is contrary to the principles of inclusion and diversity against a player, official, spectator or anyone else, in the course of activities organised by the Association, shall be deemed to have discredited the Association.”Motion 60 – Tipperary club Loughmore-Castleiney are seeking for hurlers, in all grades, to remove their helmets during the playing of the National Anthem. The mark could reward high fielders like Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea.Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonancenter_img Motion 1 – There is a detailed proposal to reduce the number of teams in the Liam McCarthy Cup from 15 to 13 over a two-year period, starting in 2014. The five ‘developing’ counties (Antrim, Carlow, Westmeath, Laois and London) must prove they are good enough to participate in the new streamlined competition from 2016 onwards.There will be no more automatic promotion or relegation with the principle of ‘winning your way up’ being adopted. Essentially the Christy Ring Cup winners will have to defeat the lowest-placed team in the Liam McCarthy Cup. Similar changes will be brought in for the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cups.Motion 3 – Central Council is seeking to have the power to authorise the use of Croke Park and other stadia for games in the 2023 or 2027 Rugby World Cup’s, if either of these tournaments are staged in Ireland.Motion 12 – The new ‘black card’ rule which is part of the GAA’s efforts to clamp down on cynical play has been well-documented. If a player is issued with three black cards he is subsequently banned for his side’s next game but previous plans to make an All-Ireland final exempt from that ruling, have now been shelved.Motion 17 – Players holding onto the ball after committing a foul, rather than handing it back to their opponent to take the free that has been awarded, is one of the most frustrating parts of Gaelic football. There are now plans to see the free moved 30m upfield to the the opponents 13m line if that happens.Motion 20 – The virtues of the mark have been widely debated in Gaelic football. It could now become a reality if this motion is passed with a mark to be awarded if the ball is caught cleanly by a player from a kickout on or past the 45m line. Could the Cork hurlers have to start removing their helmets for the National Anthem?Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan last_img read more

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Wallace admits gardaí used discretion when caught on phone while driving

first_imgMICK WALLACE HAS called for an investigation into how the justice minister found out confidential information about him.It comes after Alan Shatter alleged that Wallace was cautioned for driving while using a mobile phone but did not receive any penalty points at the discretion of the gardaí.Speaking on the Today with Pat Kenny Show on RTÉ this morning, Wallace said at first he “genuinely could not recall the incident and actually thought he [Shatter] made it up”.However, following some more thought and a prompt from a journalist, Wallace remembered a day last year when he was stopped at traffic lamps at the ‘Five Lamps’ on the North Circular Road in Dublin. The deputy said he was talking on the phone and two gardaí in a patrol car pulled up beside him.The Wexford TD said he knew he was in the wrong and “rolled down the window” to speak with them:“I held up my hands and they said it was ‘ OK’ and we made small talk and the lights turned green and we pulled off.”Minister Alan Shatter made the allegations about Deputy Mick Wallace on RTÉ’s Prime Time show. (Image: RTÉ Player)He admitted that the gardaí exercised discretion in his case but was adamant that he wasn’t stopped and he did not receive a warning – like the minister for justice had implied.“Does he have a record on other politicians? Did he go looking for the information or did the gardaí officially give it to him? How did that incident – when I wasn’t even stopped or I wasn’t even warned – be on the record?” asked Wallace. “If you think that’s the way a minister should behave? I don’t.”He added that he would be filing a complaint to the Standards in Public Office Commission but he wouldn’t be calling on Minister Shatter to resign.The deputy also said he was never against discretion being used by the gardaí but called for a paper trail and more monitoring in those circumstances. He admitted that his previous call for people who received discretion to appear in court would clog up the courts system.Read: Taoiseach backs Shatter in penalty points row with Wallace>Poll: Should Alan Shatter have made his Prime Time comments?last_img read more

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Varicelle une maman et son bébé débarqués dun avion vers Lyon

first_imgVaricelle : une maman et son bébé débarqués d’un avion vers LyonSi Louise, 9 mois, ne se souviendra pas forcément de la mésaventure qu’elle a connue, le 13 août dernier, sa maman, elle, n’est pas prête de l’oublier. Comme le rapporte le quotidien Le Progrès, la mère et sa fille ont été débarquées d’un vol au départ d’Ajaccio et en direction de Lyon parce que l’enfant était atteinte de varicelle. L’épidémie de varicelle qui a touché la France au début de l’été a laissé des traces… et pas seulement sur la peau de ceux qui se seraient trop grattés. Pas la voix de sa fille, Sarah Poggionovo a raconté sur son compte Facebook le débarquement forcé d’un avion de la compagnie EasyJet qu’elles ont dû subir, il y a 10 jours. Abandonnées sur le tarmac à 22 heures « Je m’appelle Louise, j’ai 9 mois et hier un stewart #EasyJet m’a laissée sur le tarmac à 22h00 », ainsi commence le texte posté sur le réseau social par Sarah Poggionovo qui s’exprime au nom de son nourrisson. Mais qu’a-t-il bien pu se passer ce 13 août pour qu’une maman et sa fille soient forcées de se retrouver seules à l’aéroport d’Ajaccio  à une heure avancée ?    D’après le récit que fait la jeune femme, la famille composée des parents et de leurs deux fillettes de 2 ans et 9 mois s’apprête à quitter Ajaccio (Corse-du-Sud) pour rentrer à Lyon, où ils vivent. Elle a passé sans encombre le comptoir d’enregistrement de la compagnie britannique à bas-prix, les contrôles de police et patienté « dans un aéroport bondé de monde ». C’est seulement ne fois le quatuor installé dans l’avion qu’il s’est vu signifier qu’il fallait redescendre. Un steward fait remarquer les boutons de Louise à sa mère. Cette dernière confirme que sa fillette est effectivement atteinte de la varicelle. « Mon enfantn’était pas contagieuse, les boutons avaient fait des croûtes, ce qui signifie que le virus n’était plus actif “, a-t-elle affirmé au Progrès. Le membre du personnel navigant n’entend pas les arguments de Sarah et lui intime de quitter l’avion avec son nourrisson. Seuls le papa, qui reprenait le travail le lendemain, et l’aînée resteront à bord et s’envoleront pour Lyon.Sur présentation d’un certificat médical  Choquée par cette décision, Sarah se retrouve à 22 heures sur le tarmac de l’aéroport avec sa petite Louise. “Il faisait nuit, il n’y avait presque plus personne, et je me retrouve seule avec ma fille et mes grosses valises. Là, j’ai pleuré toutes les larmes de mon corps”, a-t-elle confié au quotidien régional.  Aucune proposition de logement ni de transport ne leur a été proposé. Elles s’envoleront finalement le 15 août, deux jours plus tard,  pour Lyon mais sur une autre compagnie. EasyJet a choisi de répondre directement àSarah Poggionovo en passant par son compte Facebook. Après avoir présenté ses excuses « pour cet incident », la compagnie a renvoyé la maman vers les conditions médicales générales concernant ses passagers. Il y est stipulé qu’en cas de varicelle, il est possible de prendre un de leurs vols « 7 jours après l’apparition du dernier bouton ». À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?La compagnie au logo orange propose  aussi à la maman l’arrangement suivant : « Si un certificat médical stipulait que 7 jours étaient passés après l’apparition du dernier bouton au jour du vol, alors notre passagère peut nous transmettre ce certificat pour obtenir le remboursement du vol et une indemnité compensatoire ». C’est certainement ce qu’envisage de faire la maman de la petite Louise qui « écrit » : « avoir eu très peur ». Le 24 août 2018 à 14:49 • Marina Marcoutlast_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham make World Cup bet

first_imgWhen Sweden and England face off today, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham will have an extra incentive to cheer for their homelands.Betting on World Cup games is something many people enjoy, but when celebrities do it, they take it to a new level.Case and point, this:The terms of the deal have been set ? #SWEENG pic.twitter.com/9bJ3D5nHWv— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 6, 2018Zlatan and Becks are both world superstars currently doing business in the United States. That doesn’t mean they’re not passionately watching the 2018 World Cup and cheering on their native Sweden and England. As destiny would have it, those teams play each other today for a place in the semi-finals.No stranger to provocations and pokes, Ibrahimovic offered to buy Beckham dinner if England wins, but wants a paid trip to Ikea in case Sweden ends up on top. Beckham didn’t back down. Instead, he upped the ante by offering to buy anything Ibrahimovic wants if Sweden wins. However, if the opposite occurs, Ibra would have to come to an England game at Wembley wearing an England shirt and eating fish and chips.Opinion: De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 We never thought we would see anything remotely like it, but now we can say that De Bruyne is the best crosser since Beckham.Nobody…LA Galaxy’s main attraction likes what Sweden has done so far (Independent.ie):“They have a big chance to win the World Cup. They beat Mexico (in the group stage) which was good. They made a big statement and by winning against the Swiss,” He also thinks controlling emotions is key in such a high-stakes game:“Now, it’s not only about how good you are, but there are a lot of emotions in the game. It’s a quarterfinal, and a lot of emotions come into the game. Whoever can handle that best has an advantage.and can’t wait to collect his prize:“When Sweden wins, let’s see what David Beckham tells me.”The two have known each other for quite some time. They faced off on the pitch many times over the years and also played together in PSG. This is nothing more than a friendly bet, and a fun one as well.last_img read more

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Miami building evacuated due to gas leak

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Firefighters are evacuating a building in Miami after, officials said, a construction crew cut a pipe in the street and caused a gas leak.City of Miami Fire Rescue responded to the gas leak along the 1000 block of Northwest Fifth Street in Miami, just before 5 p.m.Officials s aid the gas leak caused high carbon monoxide levels, prompting the evacuation.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this breaking story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Mario Royale gives a Nintendo classic the battle royale treatment

first_img Share your voice 1 The way the game works is that 100 players go through the same level of Super Mario Bros. Each individual has their own instance of the game and for the most part don’t interact directly with the other players, which makes it appear that there are 99 other Mario “ghosts.” Each player can, however, interact with the level and in turn, affect the other players’ instance of the level. If one player grabs the mushroom to make Mario big, that item isn’t available to everyone else. A player could also jump on a Koopa turtle’s shell, causing it to knock into other players and kill them. Things get even more interesting when one player obtains the star and goes invincible. Now, that player is active in everyone’s instance and can eliminate anyone they touch. There are several different worlds based on levels from Super Mario Bros. Each world has four levels, and the player who reaches the last level and gets past Bowser first will be the winner. Mario Royale is available to play via a web browser, and players can use a keyboard or gamepad to control Mario.  Comment Nintendocenter_img Tags Battle royale goes 8-bit in Mario Royale.   InfernoPlus Battle Royale games such as Fornite, Apex Legends, and PUBG are incredibly popular right now. One YouTuber took the formula for those games and added it to a Nintendo classic. Mario Royale, made by YouTuber InfernoPlus, is a battle royale mod of the original Super Mario Bros. Players compete against 99 other player-controlled Marios to see who’s the first to beat Bowser. Computers Gaminglast_img read more

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Alaska News Nightly July 17 2014

first_imgIndividual news stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.Download AudioNASA Testing Arctic Sea Ice Monitoring Technology With High-Flying Ex-Spy PlaneDan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksNASA is piloting a mission out of Fairbanks with a specialized plane that can fly high enough to test technology destined for satellite applications.Report Investigates Coal Dust Hazards In SewardEllen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageAlaska Community Action on Toxics has issued a new report on the hazards of coal dust in Seward.  The organization is recommending further monitoring, but city officials deny that local air quality is poor.Musk Ox Killed After Attacking Sled DogZachariah Hughes, KNOM – NomeLiving with wildlife isn’t always easy, as a recent incident with a musk ox attack in Kotzebue makes clear.In Transition: When a Family of Five Calls One Room HomeLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauJuneau charity organization St. Vincent de Paul has a record high number of people staying in its transitional housing shelter. Usually, around 55 people live in the 26 units. At the moment, there are 66 occupants, almost half are children.FERC Nominee Approved Despite Murkowski’s ObjectionPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaOn Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm two members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  One of those nominations was approved over the outspoken objection of Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski.Earthquake Rattles Yakutat; Felt in Whitehorse; No Damage ReportedTim Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksA strong earthquake near the Canadian border rattled portions of Southern Alaska and the Yukon Territory just before 4 this morning.Skiing on Eagle Glacier Connects Alaska to the World Joaquin Palomino, KSKA – AnchorageIn most places, summer isn’t the best time to ski. But atop a mile-high glacier in Girdwood, elite skiers have converged from across the country and the world, to train.People Mover Teams Up With Google To Make Bus Route Planning EasierAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageAnchorage’s People Mover bus system is trying to become more people, and tech, friendly. You can now use Google Maps to figure out your bus route.last_img read more

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PEC examinee killed in road crash

first_imgRoad Accident LogoA Primary Education Completion (PEC) examinee was killed and a minor girl injured in a collision between a human hauler and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Chattogram’s Port Colony on Monday.The deceased was Sumona Akhter, 12.Assistant sub-inspector Alauddin of Chittagong Medical College Hospital police outpost, said the auto-rickshaw collided with the human hauler (locally named as Tomtom) around 9:00am, leaving Sumona and minor girl Pinky Akhter critically injured.Later, they were rushed to the hospital where physicians declared Sumona dead.last_img read more

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ProTom International Accelerates Focus on MGH Proton Therapy Installation

first_img Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Related Content The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Image courtesy of Protom InternationalSeptember 17, 2015 — ProTom International announced its accelerated focus on the installation of its Radiance 330 proton therapy system to be housed in the Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”) Department of Radiation Oncology. For the first time, advanced scanning-beam technology is being installed inside a radiation-shielded vault embedded within an existing, operational radiation oncology department — a solution that enables the facility to share clinical staff, ancillary equipment and patient support areas.Beginning in fall 2014, modifications were made inside two empty linear accelerator (linac) vaults that were reserved for future expansion, preparing the space for the new proton therapy suite. Adapting the technology to the space and occupancy constraints of the operational clinical facility was made possible partially due to the lower neutron emissions of the compact synchrotron accelerator. A reduction in the footprint of the treatment room due to the smaller gantry, as well as the highly-efficient scanning proton beam, have each helped reduce shielding costs in the facility. Stray radiation has a major impact on shielding requirements and facility design, and Radiance 330 has some of the lowest levels in the industry.On site, the equipment support and alignment components have been installed, and the pre-installation utility infrastructure has been completed and accepted. Nearby, at ProTom’s assembly and test facility, equipment assembly, integration, testing and optimization are underway in preparation for installation on site. The synchrotron has been assembled and tested for all energies up to and including 330 MeV. A new, custom-designed power supply has been factory tested and demonstrated to provide power to the synchrotron for acceleration of protons to energies of up to 330 MeV, ensuring that the system is “future-ready,” having already been prepped for proton radiography techniques.ProTom is currently working on the Radiance 330’s interface with a new combined 2-D/3-D imaging and positioning system. The system, selected by the hospital, features a cone beam computed tomography (CT) image guidance ring atop a custom-designed robotic patient positioner. The system will be controlled through Radiance 330 workflow management software for seamless automation of clinical operation. Over the past several months ProTom has commenced design of its own hand pendant for system control, which shall be honed to accommodate user input and MGH-specific functionality. The pendant interfaces with ProTom’s software governing workflow management and motion control. ProTom’s proprietary Treatment Delivery Control System (TDCS) shall interface directly with MGH’s in-house information and workflow management software (Whiteboard).ProTom’s accelerated focus on the MGH project comes after successfully completing its restructuring and recapitalization as offered through the Chapter 11 process, and throughout the reorganization MGH has sustained its full support to ProTom for successful project completion. The new MGH proton facility is expected to be completed and could begin treating patients in 2017.For more information: www.protominternational.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more News | Proton Therapy | September 17, 2015 ProTom International Accelerates Focus on MGH Proton Therapy Installation Radiance 330 proton therapy system could begin treating patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2017last_img read more

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AK launch new roundtheworld Journey

first_imgA&K launch new round-the-world JourneyA&K launch new round-the-world JourneyThe earliest travellers were traders who set off on expeditions to faraway places, pioneering routes that live on today. Following in their footsteps, luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has curated ‘Cultural Treasures: Around the World by Private Jet’ to allow 50 privileged guests to discover some of the world’s most fascinating peoples, places and celebrations, in intimate and enriching ways.This epic journey features such timeless destinations as Kyoto, Kathmandu and Abu Dhabi, where enduring history blends seamlessly with a bustling modern culture. Travel back in time with a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and a private geisha performance; then there’s a taste of the nomadic life in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Nepal offers incomparable views of Mt Everest by helicopter, while Bhutan affords a glimpse into a fiercely-protected traditional culture, as well as an opportunity to make the pilgrimage to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. After stopping in Agra for a royal banquet and a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, guests jet off to Abu Dhabi, a city transformed, in contrast to the Bedouin encampments found in the otherworldly desert of Wadi Rum and the Treasury of Petra. The journey ends with a taste of Sicilian dolce vita in Taormina, where guests can explore picturesque villages from a unique perspective behind the wheel of a vintage Italian sports car.Private jet travel with A&K is filled with invitation-only events, including a tshechu ceremony, a longstanding Bhutanese tradition with masked dancers; traditional contests of archery, wrestling and horsemanship at Mongolia’s Naadam Games; and an exclusive Sicilian welcome party styled after a traditional wedding, with celebratory dancing, music and food –arranged exclusively for A&K guests. Thoughtful curation makes it possible for guests to personalise their experience with a choice of Design Your Day® options, from relaxing spa treatments to active outdoor excursions. In Kyoto, it may be meeting a master swordsman for a hands-on samurai experience; sake tasting or learning about traditional indigo dyeing from a famous artisan.One of A&K’s most experienced Tour Directors orchestrates the journey from start to finish. On the ground, guests travel in small groups of no more than 16, each led by a Tour Manager, assisted by expert local guides who share their personal stories and lend insights beyond any guidebook. New for 2019 is an onboard physician who travels with the group. A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy® service insures luggage is waiting in rooms when guests arrive.Accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination and offer authentic hospitality. Highlights include a comfortable ger camp in Mongolia, exclusively reserved for A&K; Dwarika’s in Kathmandu, recognised by UNESCO for its extraordinary native woodwork; and five star comfort just steps from Petra. Guests may also take advantage of A&K’s complimentary laundry service, Traveller’s Valet® midway through the journey.Meals are thoughtfully choreographed with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops such as dinner in a 17th century Japanese castle, with a welcome by samurai warriors; sampling the flavours of India at a Mughal-themed banquet in Agra; and a romantic candlelit desert feast at “Little Petra”.Guests travel on A&K’s privately-chartered Boeing 757-200ER where 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats are equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, that open to fully lie-flat beds. Additional seating enables guests to socialise in comfort with their travelling companions, while a full privacy screen and extra-high seat back provide undisturbed rest. A fully stocked, open bar featuring top-shelf wine and spirits is a feature, in addition to the first-class meal service. The dedicated cabin crew offers a crew-to-guest ratio of 1:7 and amenities on board include Bose noise- cancelling headphones and pre-loaded iPads.A&K is a pioneer in private jet touring, having introduced the first Royal Air Tour in 1989. Today it is one of the most experienced companies in the business, having designed and operated dozens of programmes on a variety of luxury aircraft to destinations all over the world, as well as custom-designed jet itineraries for families and private groups.A&K’s 23-day ‘Cultural Treasures: Around the World by Private Jet’Tour dates: 12 October-3 November 2019Double occupancy: US$129,000 per personSingle Supplement: US$16,500Source = Abercrombie & Kent (A&K)last_img read more

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Emirates has embraced its sporting side with the d

first_imgEmirates has embraced its sporting side with the debut of a new Real Madrid decal on its A380. Making its first touchdown at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, the Emirates A380 has been emblazoned with the image of Real Madrid footballing giants.The plane’s customised decal features some of the club’s world-class players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Karim Benzema and Marcelo. Visible from both sides of the plane, the bespoke decal covers an area of more than 500 square metres and shows the five players of the first team in action. Besides Madrid, the Real Madrid A380 is expected to fly to a majority of Emirates A380 destinations worldwide, giving Real Madrid fans around the world a chance to snap a picture of the aircraft as it makes its way around the globe. This includes the US where the team will be travelling this summer.Emirates is the Official Main Sponsor of Real Madrid since 2013 with Fly Emirates branding prominently displayed on the players’ kits. Real Madrid has one of the largest fan base globally and Emirates is able to connect with fans worldwide through their shared passion for football and travel. Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the double-deck A380 aircraft, with 93 in service and another 49 pending delivery. It serves 46 cities in 5 continents with this popular aircraft. Spanish travellers have the opportunity to experience the A380 on three of the four flights operated daily from Barcelona and Madrid. Testament to the popularity of this flagship aircraft among customers, it has transported nearly 70 million passengers since 2008.last_img read more

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